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The Magdalen Manuscript Pdf


Comfort and Barret "tend to claim an earlier date for many manuscripts included in their volume than might be allowed by other palaeographers."[6] The Novum Testamentum Graece, a standard reference for the Greek witnesses, lists ?4 and ?64/67 separately, giving the former a date of the 3rd century, while the latter is assigned c. 200.[7] Charlesworth has concluded 'that ?64+67 and ?4, though written by the same scribe, are not from the same ... codex.'[8] The most recent and thorough palaeographic assessment of the papyrus concluded that "until further evidence is forthcoming perhaps a date from mid-II to mid-IV should be assigned to the codex."[9]




The Magdalen Manuscript Pdf



From around 1250 to the close of the fifteenth century, the most important and original work being done in secular illumination was unquestionably in French vernacular history manuscripts. This volume celebrates the vivid historical imagery produced during these years by bringing together some of the finest masterpieces of illumination created in the Middle Ages. It is the first major publication to focus on exploring the ways in which text and illumination worked together to help show medieval readers the role and purpose of history. The images enabled the past to come alive before the eyes of medieval readers by relating the adventures of epic figures such as Hector of Troy, Alexander the Great, the Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne, and even the Virgin Mary.Presented here are approximately fifty-five manuscripts from over twenty-five libraries and museums across the United States and Europe, supplemented by medieval objects ranging from tapestries to ivory boxes. Together they show how historical narratives came to play a decisive role at the French court and in the process inspired some of the most original and splendid artworks of the time. Additional contributors to this volume include Élisabeth Antoine, R. Howard Bloch, Keith Busby, Joyce Coleman, Erin K. Donovan, and Gabrielle M. Spiegel. An exhibition of the same name was on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum from November 16, 2010, through February 6, 2011.


Elizabeth Morrison is senior curator of manuscripts at the J. Paul Getty Museum. During her tenure at the Getty, she has curated such exhibitions as The Family in the Middle Ages, The Glory of the Gothic Page, and Images of Violence in the Medieval World. She was also an author and contributor to the award-winning 2003 exhibition Illuminating the Renaissance. She has published articles on both Flemish and French illumination, as well as written popular works such as Medieval Beasts (2007). Most recently she has been working on the origins of secular illumination in thirteenth-century French vernacular manuscripts.


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